Bakithi Kumalo has been a proud endorsee of the Kala U•BASS® for over a decade. Longtime collaborator and bassist for Paul Simon, Bakithi’s world-renowned work for 1985’s Graceland in South Africa launched his lifelong career as bassist, studio musician, and composer. As a new milestone, Bakithi and Kala have designed his very own Signature Acoustic-Electric U•BASS® to help share his unique sound and philosophy as a bassist with players of any level.
With this Signature U•BASS®, Kala & Bakithi set out to create the perfect U•BASS introduction for new and experienced bass players alike. This fretted bass pairs a Natural Mahogany build with the Kala Round Wound U•BASS® Strings for a clear and confident tone. Personal touches include Bakithi’s signature black pickguard and custom Zulu shield headstock artwork, hand-drawn by Bakithi’s own album cover artist, Gus Liberdade.
Bakithi’s Signature U•BASS® includes a Custom Gig-bag and access to free online companion lessons and bass line breakdowns specifically for the U•BASS®, featuring Bakithi and some of his most celebrated bass lines.
Custom U•BASS® Gig Bag is included with purchase.
- Top: Mahogany
- Back & Sides: Mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany
- Finish: Satin
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Headstock: Standard
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Nut: Graphtech TUSQ
- Saddle: Composite
- Tuners: Custom Black Die Cast
- Truss Rod: Yes
- Strings: Kala Round Wound
- Electronics: U•BASS® Active EQ
- Includes: Custom Bakithi Padded Gig Bag
- Strap Button: Black x1